Glossary

Laity
Type of termDefinition
TermLaity
Alternative TermsLay people, Laypeople, Lay person, Layperson, Layman, Lay man, Laywoman, Lay woman, Lay, Laymen, Laywomen, Lay men, Lay women
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Long Description

Believers in a religion who are ordinary worshippers, not clergy or members of religious orders. In Jainism, lay people are often called 'householders', indicating that they live in houses and have domestic responsibilities, unlike ascetics.

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